Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGB (20) - Québec, Quebec, - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Schlussel is an "ok" altbier, but despite being very drinkable, there is nothing very hoppy to speak of and not really malty either, It lacks a little something that would make you say "I want another one right now", just like the Uerige Alt is, for example. The place is beautiful though, definitly worths a stop if you’re near Dusseldorf (along with all the other Altbier breweries!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (282) - LATVIA - SEP 20, 2014
Dark amber with rich white creamy head. Rich taste of rosated caramel with nie remaining hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (26) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle, 0,5 l. Clear amber liquid with stable white-brown foam. Aroma of dark fruits, grain, malt and a hint of banana. Taste is medium bitter and a slight sweetness. Medium body with flat carbonation. I expected more after I drank it two years ago on tap at the brewpub. Maybe my tongue and nose are still a bit hampered by a cold I had in the last days. Still a decent beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2377) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Levi. Clear copper-brown. A little oxidized, some dark fruit, then bread aroma, sweet, grainy, then limestone dryness in the mouth. Medium body, well-carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Draught at zum Schlussel. Red-brown, clear and with a nice creamy head. Nice and malty with chocolate notes and a touch of roast. Pleasant stuff - it could pass a mild in the UK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Light tan. Small off-white head in the small glass given to me. Little lacing. Malt and hop bite in the nose. Smooth malt in the taste with a crisp bitterness that does not linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3076) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Clear matte brown color, really frothy lacy foam but the whole is kind of pale dull. Really really bready aroma, multigrain bread, yeast, light metallic notes, toffee. Taste is grainy, husky, just a tiny bit astringent but enough to notice. Palate is med light bodied, fairly easy drinking. 4th place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1704) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2014
At a tasting, many thanks Levi, smallish creamy head, clear light brown colour, aroma of wood and bread with hints of tobacco, light sweet bread and caramel, with a light bitterness, clean and really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 24, 2014
Possibly thr best Alt. Copper color with a soft foamy white head. taste is malt, smoke and more hoppy earthiness than most alts. A good satisying beer. Best enjoyed at the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
2/V/14 - on tap @ Zum Schlüssel (Düsseldorf) - BB: n/a (2014-464)

Clear pale amber beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: malty, caramel, somewhat grassy, hint of banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit malty, some caramel, sourish touch, grains, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, grassy touch, bit sour, malty, grains, pretty metallic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (785) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2014
SWING-TOP 50CL from Erzengel. Thanks, Gabriel. Look: clear dark amber/brandy, big light beige head. Aroma: quite simple and „clean”, light fruit and light caramel and a strong metallic aroma. Taste: light caramel, metallic, peppery bitter finish.

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